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7:00 PM ET, May 28, 2007


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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Right-wing blogger geniuses expose another journalistic fraud!  —  The genius investigators in the right-wing blogosphere — who serve as our Watchdogs over the Corrupt "MSM" — made a major, major discovery this weekend.  Last Wednesday, former CIA agent Larry Johnson published a Memo …
That Disputed Food Supply Memo: It's Legit  —  It's a Fraud, and You're Busted; Oh, Wait, Oops; Headline: Food Problem Solved  —  The appearance of this leaked "Staff Memo" on IraqSlogger and elsewhere last week prompted a flurry of questions and doubts about the authenticity of the memo.
Gov. Bill Richardson / MSNBC:
'Meet the Press' transcript for May 27, 2007  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: Our Meet the Candidates 2008 series continues.  An exclusive interview with Democrat Bill Richardson.  He is now in his fifth year as governor of New Mexico.  He was United States congressman …
Associated Press:
U.S., Iran end 27-year diplomatic freeze  —  BAGHDAD - The United States and Iran broke a 27-year diplomatic freeze Monday with a four-hour meeting about Iraqi security.  The American envoy said there was broad policy agreement, but that Iran must stop arming and financing militants who are attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
John Ward Anderson / Washington Post:
U.S., Iran Meet to Discuss Iraq Security
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
In Rare Talks, U.S. and Iran Discuss Iraq
Discussion: Brian Beutler
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Should Scooter Libby's Sentencing Letters Be Made Public?  —  Marcy (Empty Wheel) argues that the sentencing letters written on behalf of Scooter Libby should be made available to the public.  —  Team Libby disagrees (brief here), asserting that the letters are not judicial records …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
You Oughta Know  —  Bill Jeffress asserts (PDF) that letters written to Judge Walton in support of Scooter Libby should not be made public because bloggers will "mock" the authors, but Jeralyn makes a very good point: … Fitzgerald (PDF) mentions that these letters have been written by "former and current public officials."
Discussion: Eschaton
CindySheehan / Daily Kos:
"Good Riddance Attention Whore"  —  I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti-war movement.  Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such …
Danny Miller / The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed:
Laughing with Charles Nelson Reilly  —  I was lucky enough to know Charles Nelson Reilly, one of the funniest people on the planet.  Reilly died this weekend after a very long illness, and today is being mourned by his showbiz colleagues, the public at large, and his legions of former acting students.
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Tony-Winning Comic Actor, Dies at 76
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and TV Squad
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Not to See the Fallen Is No Favor  —  On this Memorial Day, thousands of United States men and women are engaged in untold acts of bravery and drudgery on behalf of what our leaders have defined as vital American interests in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Gateway Pundit:
CHAVEZ FORCES CLASH WITH DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS!  —  Venezuala continues its descent into hell.  —  ** The Jungle Hut is following the clashes from Venezuala.  —  ** Globovision has photos from the crackdown by the regime.  —  ** Venezuela News and Views- Even in San Felipe we are hearing sirens and pot banging!
Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
If It Feels Good to Be Good, It Might Be Only Natural  —  The e-mail came from the next room.  —  "You gotta see this!"  Jorge Moll had written.  Moll and Jordan Grafman, neuroscientists at the National Institutes of Health, had been scanning the brains of volunteers as they were asked …
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Memorial Day 2007: Lend A Hand  —  Taps at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington seemed awfully appropriate for Memorial Day today.  It is a mournful song, and that suits my mood this morning to a tee.  —  I went back to an older post that quoted a letter from Kevin Tillman, and it ticked me off all over again in the read.
Los Angeles Times:
Time to tax carbon  —  A carbon tax is the best, cheapest and most efficient way to combat cataclysmic climate change.  —  IF YOU HAVE KIDS, take them to the beach.  They should enjoy it while it lasts, because there's a chance that within their lifetimes California's beaches will vanish under the waves.
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:
Why Soldiers Back Home Seldom Speak of War: Woman Veteran Nails It.  Memorial Day 2007  —  You hear it a lot: Men and women soldiers went to war.  When they came home, they would not often speak of what they'd done and seen.  —  Many in media have tried to lionize entire generations of vets …
National Review:
Photo of the Day  —  is from earlier this year.  —  Via the Tennessean :
Turkishdailynews Headlines:
'Turkish tanks cannot cross into northern Iraq'  —  Amid ongoing domestic debates focusing on the likelihood of a military incursion by Turkey into northern Iraq to stop infiltrations by PKK terrorists, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official says the world will not allow such an action …
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Simon Kearney / The Australian:
Anti-Islamic writer stirs hatred, Muslims warn
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A soldier in Iraq asks in despair: Why are we here?
Ezra Klein:
Data A Blogger!  —  The New York Times reports on the high circulations …
Discussion: New York Times and Unfogged
Maurice Possley / Chicago Tribune:
Exonerated by DNA, guilty in official's eyes
Discussion: TalkLeft and Norwegianity
White House:
President Bush Commemorates Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery
Discussion: Don Surber
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
If You're Reading This Blog Today...
San Francisco Chronicle:
Thorn in the side of GOP says he's just doing his job
 Earlier Items: 
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Memorial Day.  —  Picture source explained.  More here.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Steve Lopez / Los Angeles Times:
Family crossed the border to success
Atrios / Eschaton:
We Must Be Able To Do Something
Des Moines Register:
Vilsack becomes key player in Clinton campaign
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush pays tribute to fallen U.S. troops
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Wealthy Enclave Offers Windfall for Candidates
Jules Crittenden:
Memorial Day on the Ground  —  A quick glance around, UPDATED:
Wolfowitz blames media for exit